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Bandai 1/24 N1K2 George/ Shiden Kai completed

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  • From: St. Louis
Bandai 1/24 N1K2 George/ Shiden Kai completed
Posted by Shawn M. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 8:20 AM

Hi gang, just wrapped this up last night.

The 'ol 1/24 Bandai George with a scratch built cockpit, landing gear bays, painted on markings and many many more details added over the 8 month build.

Finished as the 6th prototype.

The kit was a mixed bag of great and horrible. From mismatched different depth panel lines to imaginary cockipt details and a total lack of gear bay detail to nicely detailed rivets and a great engine that only needed a bit of extra love. The over all fit was good, but its lack of proper locating points and some fidly assembly made it a challenge at times. Reallly had to plan ahead for each and every step.

 

I love the smell of plastic in the morning

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Posted by Shawn M. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 8:21 AM

I love the smell of plastic in the morning

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:23 AM

WHOA!!! I've seen this kit around and was wondering at the quality of it. If I ever decide to build a model of my favorite Axis fighter it would probably be the 1/32nd Hasegawa kit but this is amazing. And in the orange experimental scheme with the size she'd have to dominate any table at a show! Thanks for sharing Shawn and kudos sir!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: St. Louis
Posted by Shawn M. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:42 AM

thanks!

 

The kit is a mixed bag, but a great canvas to go nuts on!

 

Its biiiig for sure, here it is on a cutting mat for scale

 

 

I love the smell of plastic in the morning

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Posted by roony on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 10:15 AM

A BIG orange aircraft is sure to attract some attention.  Well done.

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 10:36 AM

That is so unique!  I love the scratch built cockpit!

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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    April 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 10:47 AM

Hey Shawn, your perseverance certainly paid off! Nice job for sure. Extra applause for the cockpit!  Smile

Max

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  • From: L.A. (Lower Alabama)
Posted by SaltydogII on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 12:03 PM

Shawn, you have a model to be proud of there friend. Excellent detail work and overall excellent build. Thanks for sharing.

Chris

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  • From: St. Louis
Posted by Shawn M. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:26 PM

thank you everyone for the compliments, it was a great learning experience that forced me WAY outta my comfort zone

I love the smell of plastic in the morning

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, September 9, 2016 6:39 PM

Excellent work specially in the pit.  Beer

I have this one in my stash that I picked up on Ebay a couple of years back For about $35. Mine was factory sealed so even the decals are mint. 

Like you said, the pit is imaginary and needs to be scratch out along with the addition of more engine details to compliment the partial one in the kit.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Zank_Frappa on Saturday, September 10, 2016 3:59 PM
::000 Did you happen to enter this in the IPMS contest at the Holiday Inn here in Missouri?
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  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Sunday, September 11, 2016 9:13 AM

Wow most excellent build and the office work is top notch! Very nicely done Sir!

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Posted by Shawn M. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:15 AM

thanks gang!

And yes Zank Fappa, I did have it at the show.

Where you there?

I love the smell of plastic in the morning

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Posted by Zank_Frappa on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:13 PM
Yeah, I was. I was the kid in the nike hoodie :p
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Posted by Shawn M. on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:56 AM

lol, I was the bald guy

I love the smell of plastic in the morning

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Posted by Zank_Frappa on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:49 PM
Hahaha, which one? ;;)))
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Posted by Shawn M. on Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:35 AM

lol, hence my point.

Did we speak at all? Talked to a lot of folks that day.

I love the smell of plastic in the morning

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Posted by Zank_Frappa on Friday, September 16, 2016 10:18 PM
No, I don't believe so.
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Posted by Centaur567 on Monday, September 19, 2016 11:56 AM

Simply Marvelous!! Gary

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  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Saturday, September 24, 2016 6:26 AM

Very Nice job.  

The crispness of the painting, the detail, the color, and the size - kinda combine to scream out "LOOK AT ME !".

Chris

 

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Posted by CarlHank on Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:07 PM
Dear Sir: Do you still have the build instructions? I need a set! All the Best, Carl

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